Southern California

Sacramento, Calif.—The California green vehicle market continues to experience increases year over year, especially zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) where sales nearly doubled from 2017 to 2018. Despite ZEVs achieving that all-time high market share, consumers still strongly prefer gasoline powered...
Sacramento, Calif.—The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced that AZAA Investments Inc., formerly known as AutoAnything Inc., paid $1 million to resolve violations of the California Health and Safety Code and Vehicle Code related to the sale of illegal aftermarket performance auto parts...
San Francisco—RepairPal, a provider of auto repair and maintenance information for consumers, reports that Californians can expect the highest car repair bills, with six of the 10 worst cities for car repair located in the state. RepairPal used internal and government data to determine the best and...
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Monro, Inc. (Nasdaq: MNRO), a leading provider of automotive undercar repair and tire services, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire California-based Certified Tire & Service Centers, Inc. The acquisition...
CAWA Chair of the Board, Dan Hanson, Jr. of Hanson Distributing Company, has appointed Sam Rusenovich of Brake Parts Inc., to the Association’s Manufacturers Advisory Council. When Chair Hanson announced the appointment he commented: “Sam will add value to CAWA and by virtue of his position in the...
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. (March 18, 2019) -- The nationwide search for aspiring, up-and-coming young vehicle builders comes to Southern California, as the SEMA Young Guns Regional Program joins Formula Drift in Long Beach, Calif., on April 6, 2019.   As the second stop of the 2019 SEMA Young Guns...
SACRAMENTO- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today announced that AZAA Investments, Inc., formerly known as AutoAnything, Inc., paid $1 million to resolve violations of the California Health and Safety Code and Vehicle Code related to the sale of illegal aftermarket performance auto parts...
Tom Seboldt, of O’Reilly Auto Parts, discusses his career with members of YANG (Young Auto Care Network) during the regional meet-up.
Napa, Calif.—The CAWA 2019 Winter Leadership Meeting, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, drew members and guests to Napa, Calif., at the Meritage Resort for two days of meetings, a YANG regional meet-up and an Educational Forum, which featured numerous speakers on a variety of topics. Industry experts shared insights...
HMC Sales Rep Joe Ramos (left) and Mevotech Prize Pack winner Adan Castaneda of Castenada Brake Masters.
Mevotech has announced the winners of the drone prize pack at the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AAPA) Jackpot Convention in Las Vegas, including Adan Castenada, owner of Castaneda Brake Masters, in Lake Elsinore, serviced by Hanson Distributing, in Pomona. Alliance customers who visited the...
Mike and Misty Grosse say re-branding the shop has helped it become more contemporary and stand out from the competition.
Downey, Calif.—The term, “re-branding,” is a familiar one. A marketing strategy where a new name, logo, symbol, term, or a combination thereof is created for an established brand with the intention of repositioning itself in the market or developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of...

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